After a day of cross-country driving through the night with the family, I eased into Shirk’s studio with my oldest, Teddy, to catch Brooklyn’s Your 33 Black Angels lay down a session. I had anticipated hearing mostly tracks off one of our favorites from 2007 Lonely Street.
Much to my surprise I was handed their follow up, a 22 song opus titled Tales of My Pop Rock Love Life. The boys fired out three of the new tunes in the studio and one outside on the street which unfortunately didn’t work out, but the image above captures the essence of what we were trying to accomplish. The boys were easy-going and took things in stride, including our doomed outdoor recording.
In between tunes, I got the lowdown on how Y33BA became one of David Fricke’s treasures of 2007. I was expecting a great story. Maybe they met in a bar and drank single malt scotch all night. Served him Eggs Benedict when he asked for Eggs Florentine. Had sex with his ex-wife. No, no and no. Josh threw a couple of copies of Lonely Street in a record store that Fricke likes to visit. Someone recommended it. He liked it.‚ He wrote about it. Booorrring! But still kind of cool.
So let these tunes give you a quick taste of the excellent follow-up to Lonely Street. Most likely their last one before they’re snapped up by a label.
Your 33 Black Angels – “Cannonball”
Up next: Backyard Tire Fire
On deck: Sam Champion